Brian was born and raised in the Zumbrota Minnesota Area. Brian is a 6th generation family farmer. The Haugen 80 was homesteaded in 1866 and the Haugen family continues to farm there today. Brian farms with his wife Stacy along with their 3 children, Ava (12), Ryder (10) and Lisabel (7), they reside in the Zumbrota/Pine Island area of Goodhue county.
He went to Zumbrota Mazeppa High school. After graduation he attended Rochester Community College and the University of MN and Iowa State University for the Crop Production Specialist program. After he began his career in retail agronomy as an agonomist and seed manager for a local coop in SE MN, Brian decided it was time to return to the farm. Brian continued his education as a Certified Crop Advisor and also attended Riverland Technical College and received his Farm Business Management degree.
Brian entered the real estate field in 2004 when he purchased and developed commercial property in Zumbrota. He has been involved with many commercial and farm land sales and lease arrangements over the years. Brian also has started or purchased and sold many businesses. He continues to own interests in a Truck service company, commercial and farm real estate, and leasing companies that manage and lease farmland. Brian and his wife Stacy also own and operate together an ag services consulting and farm service company. His wife Stacy owns a retail womens clothing boutique in Zumbrota and an online clothes retail business.
He received his real estate license in 2014 and began selling ag land and residential property for Edina Realty. Brian decided in 2016 that his real passion was farm land so he accepted a partnership in Land Proz Farm Management LLC and is an agent for Land Proz Real Estate LLC. Brians wife Stacy is currently obtaining her real estate license to help out with the couples passion for land.